Māori Language / Te Reo Māori

Māori Language / Te Reo Māori is about learning to read, write and speak Te Reo Māori.

As well as learning the language, this area usually includes reading Māori literature and learning about Māori oral traditions.

Studying Te Reo Māori is also likely to involve learning about Māori culture and Tikanga Māori (Māori cultural practices).

NZ university majors related to this area

Though in the same subject area, they may be very different.

Examples of career opportunities

Most entail additional learning (lifelong learning!).

  • Translator or interpreter
  • Kōhanga reo teacher
  • Māori language early childhood teacher
  • Māori language primary school teacher
  • Māori-business manager
  • Iwi planning officer
  • Social worker
  • Public policy analyst
  • Politician
  • Journalist
  • Writer
  • Academic

Income and employment prospects


127% of national
median earnings


Further study
Other or unknown

Figures based on young domestic graduates 5 years after graduation. Source: Ministry of Education.

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